Capulet Street is a unique expression of a contemporary home exclusively designed for the family who will be its eventual occupants.
An inherent design challenge is that the house sits on a relatively small corner site with a significant fall to the front of the property. The building takes full advantage of the situation to present a boldly geometric presence to the streetfront.
The extensive use of traditional recycled brick is a prime feature that reflects the surrounding heritage homes. The recycled bricks are arranged in a contemporary fashion with the creative application of hit-and-miss brickwork to screen the large windows facing the streetscape.
Mechanical operable blinds were chosen for the north-facing windows to the rear of the property. As well as the sustainability benefits of sunlight control, the louvres complement the strongly-defined horizontal form of the building.
In contrast to the commanding presence of the main structure, the upper level is finished in dark-grey cladding with subtle vertical lines, allowing the intricate form of the brickwork below to be the design’s predominant feature.
Capulet Street will stand as a highly contemporary treatment of a family home that fits comfortably within its traditional setting.
– Design & Build
– Moonee Ponds, Melbourne